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Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936) by Hugh Goldwin Riviere, 1906 Wellcome Library, London


Wellcome, Sir Henry Solomon (1853–1936), pharmacist and benefactor, was born on 21 August 1853 in his grandfather's log cabin at Almond in northern Wisconsin, USA. He was the younger son of Solomon Cummings Wellcome (d. 1876), an unsuccessful farmer and subsequently an itinerant Adventist minister, and his wife, ...